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Shipwreck-diving tours drawing adventure travellers

Cost of one diving trip is between Rs 85,000 and 90,000, exclusive of airfare

'Sahara Group's story could be made into a Bollywood film'

Producers have evinced interest Sahara: The Untold Story, written by Tamal Bandyopadhyay

97% engineers aspire for a job in IT and core engineering

However, only 18.43% employable in IT & 7.49% in core engineering

Inspired by Mumbai dabbawalas, NDMC opens canteen by women

Trained women will make home-cooked food starting at Rs 40 per tiffin on a regular working-day basis

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A new survey explores Indians and their love for the beach

Which beach destinations are Indians heading to? Do you like to swim or simply watch people ? Have you ever gone topless or nude on the beach? ...

Outsmarted in the city

The year is 2034. I am on the Titanium Quadrilateral, on my way to one of the 100 special urban boroughs, or the so-called Smart Cities, ...

Fighting over Rajesh Khanna's house

The author looks at how Rajesh Khanna's bungalow, Aashirwad, mirrored the rise and fall of India's first real superstar

Movie review: Lucy is low on logic and high on lunacy

Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson as a femme fatale in a stylish thriller based on pseudo-intellectual fluff

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The Delhi Gymkhana Club

Dress dictators

With TNCA Club's dress code figuring in the Tamil Nadu assembly, clubs across India are under the lens for their archaic regulations

Actor in a Wodehousian comedy

Rahul Jacob has experienced the delightful and the ridiculous in clubs with rooms the size of basketball courts but utterly illogical rules

A bungalow in south Mumbai

After the Jamshyd Godrej family reportedly acquired Homi Bhabha's bungalow, buyers are on the lookout for more such houses. The thrill lies in ...

Luxury on the dining table

An upcoming exhibition offers unique sculptures, dinnerware, objets d'art and antiques

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The saga of the Uttarakhand deluge retold

More than a year after the Uttarakhand floods, journalist Hridayesh Joshi seeks some answers

Mitali Saran: Back to school

A poor education is boring in a dinner companion. In a parent it is unfortunate. It can make your eyes bleed in a clerk who can find four ...

Between the devils and a hard place

This Divided Island is non-fiction that reads like fiction, a new genre of black magic realism

Singapore's 'accidental diplomat'

Mr Tommy Koh's essays will surely appeal to the Asian fraternity, including India, which respects Singapore's tiny-but-feisty presence in the ...

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Malavika Sangghvi

Creating a corporate Image
Malavika Sangghvi

The future business leaders could opt for the old Indian way of their grandparents, the 'live simply, splurge abroad and do lots of charity' ...

Kishore Singh

Art pricing for dummies
Kishore Singh

Within India, the Kochi Biennale is already becoming a mandatory touchpoint for artists who count. Participating in seminars or being peer ...

Jai Arjun Singh

Technicolor fantasies
Jai Arjun Singh

Details of the earliest use of colour in Indian cinema are a little unclear. As a trivia-seeking film buff in the pre-Internet age, I remember ...

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Chess (#1107)

The Olympiad apparently faces a credible terror threat. Intelligence reports say that an ISIS team from Syria is headed for Europe, with Norway ...

A game of netball can change lives

Goal, an outreach programme, is using sports to teach life skills to girls from underprivileged homes

Chess (#1106)

Some of the tensions around the Olympiad remain with just a week to go. But one major issue has been sorted. Teams, which submitted late ...

Commonwealth Games 2014: Glasgow's golden lure

The Commonwealth Games have been a happy hunting ground for Indian athletes, who shine in the absence of world-class competition. Some young ...

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

The new Mercedes-Benz AMG is a cracker on the road

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG is easily the most attractive four-door coupe of its generation. It drives hard, but can leave you reaching for the ...

First of a new sort

Audi's A3 heralds the birth of a sedan that promises luxury and performance while providing an affordable upgrade to the executive class

Curvaceous Swede

The Volvo XC60 is a pretty car that sports a powerful engine. However, it is let down by a sluggish automatic gear box

A car for all moods

The new Audi S4 looks nice and genteel and suitable for rush-hour commuting. But the author finds that it is equally at home on speed tracks

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Ruchira Ghose

Lunch with BS: Ruchira Ghose, chairperson, Crafts Museum

The art of promoting crafts

Girindre Beeharry

Fighting the 'womb lottery': Girindre Beeharry

The head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation tells Rahul Jacob that everyone should have a chance to live a life equal to a rich kid's in ...

Kunal Bahl

Lunch with BS: Kunal Bahl

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...